Benefits of Regular Foot Care
Routine medical foot care is the easiest, most efficient and inexpensive way to prevent wounds and amputation and ensure quality of life.
Years of wear and tear are hard on feet. So is bad circulation, disease, poorly trimmed nails, and wearing shoes that don’t fit. Foot problems can be the first sign of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders.
Poor blood flow to the feet can cause scrapes and bruises that become infected more easily. Diminished feeling in the feet can cause falls and injuries.
Self Foot Care Tips
- Examine feet daily. Look for blisters, cuts, and ingrown toenails.
- Put your feet up when sitting down to help circulation in your feet.
- Stand up and move around if you are sitting for long periods of time.
- Protect your feet from heat and cold.
- Keep feet clean and dry.
- Wash your feet every day. Do not soak your feet unless prescribed by your provider.
- Trim toenails with clippers regularly. Trim nails straight across, smooth corners with an emery board or nail file.
- Smooth corns and calluses gently. Do not cut corns and calluses.
- Wear appropriate footwear and socks at all times.
Host a Medical Foot Care Clinic at Your Location
There is no cost to you to host a clinic at your location. Call (303) 698-6517 today to recommend a location or get more information about hosting a clinic.
Colorado VNA manages all patient care, eligibility, and referral tracking.